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Global Lives ProjectEdith Kaphuka - Ngwale Village, Zomba, Malawi - Nyanja (Global Lives Project, 2007) ~05:15:42 - 05:30:43 (2007)

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In this clip, light breaks in Ngwale. Edith and Memory are down at the stream doing dishes and chatting. They discuss a mysterious dog, what awaits them at school, and and an accusation about little farts. Memory notices the way flowers fall from a tall tree, and she wants to climb it. They return home after doing the dishes and Edith and Memory are sent to the well for more water by their mother. Memory asks her sister about a lurking owl.
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Edith Kaphuka, a student from Ngwale Village, Zomba District, Malawi. She was 13 years old at the time of the shoot.
Edith Kaphuka was a 13-year-old student at Domasi Mission Primary School in Zomba District, Malawi during her Global Lives Project shoot in 2007. The oldest of four girls, Edith has many responsibilities at her home in Ngwale Village, such as fetching water, cleaning the dishes, and gardening. Her little sister, Memory, is her best friend; when the two are together, they are nearly inseparable. While Edith and her family are Yao, they more readily speak Chichewa, Malawi's national language.
This video was produced by Jason Price, Ya-Hsuan Huang, Elasto Chanza, Jessie Levandov, Harrson Topp, Single Limodze, Blackwell Lungu, Z. Allan Ntata, Villant Ndasowa, Jos Garric, Arnold Mboga, Tom Likambale, Catherine Makhumula, Jessie Kabwila Kapasula, Allan Z. Nkata, and Dr. Sam Mchombo. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information see

This movie is part of the collection: Edith Kaphuka

Producer: Global Lives Project
Language: Nyanja
Keywords: Ngwale Village; Malawi; student; globallivesproject; Global Lives Project; glp; globallives

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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